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Many smoke plumes are visible in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in this SeaWiFS image. Dust can also be seen blowing offshore in Namibia. From www.earthscienceworld.org: This true-color image of mainland Southeast Asia was acquired on November 30, 2001, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft. The light brown Mekong River winds its way through the center of the Cambodian jungle and into southern Vietnam. The dark blue patch to the left of the river at the bottom of the image is the Tonle Sap. Literally translated to mean Great Lake, the Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. During the rainy season from May to October, the lake will more than double in size growing from its wintertime extent of 2,500 square kilometers to over 13,000 square kilometers.From http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/SeaWiFS_ Thirteen_Years_Of_Observing_Our_Home_ Planet_999.html. This image shows the gradient in both land and water-based plant life. The dark blues in the oceans represent largely chlorophyll-free zones, while the greens are highly productive regions. The red zones, such as the Chesapeake Bay, are areas where phytoplankton and algae has bloomed to harmful levels. The range of brown to dark green on land shows the difference in the U.S. between the arid west, the grassland plains and the more heavily forested east. Credit: NASA. For a larger version of this image please go here.
             University of Florida Department of Geography

             Land Use and Environmental Change Institute (LUECI)
             College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
             University of Florida
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    RESEARCH NOTES

Michael W. Binford's Curriculum Vitae March 2013

      NASA Land-Use/Land-Cover Change Program Grant: Southworth, J. (PI), G. Kiker, Y. Qiu, R. Munoz-Carpena, P.R. Waylen, M.W. Binford, E. Keys, B. Child (all Co-Is). Understanding and predicting the impact of climate variability and climate change on land use and land cover change via socio-economic institutions in Southern Africa.  1 May 2009 – 31 May 2013.

*Cassidy, L.1, J. Southworth, C. Gibbes, and M.W. Binford. 2013. Beyond classifications: combining continuous and discrete approaches to land cover change analyses within the Lower Mekong River Region. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Revised, to be published May 2013, Vol. 39:26-45.

Staub, C.G.1, M.W. Binford, and F.R. Stevens1. 2013. Elephant herbivory in Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. African Journal of Ecology. doi: 10.1111/aje.12064 (online publishing 8 Jan 2013).

Gaughan, A.E.1, F. Stevens, C. Gibbes, J. Southworth, M.W. Binford. 2012. Linking vegetation response to seasonal precipitation in the Okavango-Kwando-Zambezi catchment of southern Africa. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33:21, 6783-6804

Pricope, N.G.1 and M.W. Binford. 2012. A spatio-temporal analysis of fire recurrence and extent for semi-arid savanna ecosystems in Southern Africa using moderate resolution satellite imagery. Journal of Environmental Management. 100(0), pp.72–85.

Van Holt, Tracy1, C. Moreno, M. Binford, K. Portier, S. Mulsow, and T. Frazer. 2012. The influence of landscape change on a nearshore fishery in southern Chile. Global Change Biology. 18(7), pp.2147–2160.

Urdaz-Rodríguez, J., G. Fosgate, A.R. Alleman, O. Rae, A. Donovan. M.W. Binford, A. Zaragoza, P. Melendez. 2012. Association between ecological factors and the presence of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus larvae in Puerto Rico. Exp. Appl. Acarol. DOI 10.1007/s10493-012-9573-6. Published online 26 May 2012.

 Gaughan, A.E., M.W. Binford, J. Southworth. 2009. Tourism, forest conversion, and land transformations in the Angkor basin, Cambodia. Applied Geography 29:212-223

Binford, M.W., H. L. Gholz, G. Starr and T. A. Martin. 2006. Regional carbon dynamics in the southeastern U.S. coastal plain: Balancing land cover type, timber harvesting, fire, and environmental variation. J. Geophysical Res. 111: D24S92, doi:10.1029/2005JD00682


Loescher, H.W., G. Starr, T.A. Martin, M.W. Binford, H.L. Gholz. 2006. The Effect of Local Atmospheric Circulations on Daytime Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurements over a Pinus elliottii Canopy. J. Appl. Met. Climat. 45:1127-1140.